8 days in Rhode Island & Massachusetts Itinerary

8 days in Rhode Island & Massachusetts Itinerary

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Newport
— 1 night
2
Sandwich
— 2 nights
3
Provincetown
— 1 night
4
Boston
— 3 nights

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Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 22nd (Sat), stroll through Cliff Walk, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, and then take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District. On the next day, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, sample some tasty brews at Rhode Island Red Food Tours, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Newport trip itinerary builder app.

New York City to Newport is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get little chillier in Newport: highs are around 79°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Sandwich.

Things to do in Newport

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk

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nights
Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, then get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, explore the activities along Cape Cod Canal, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shining Sea Bikeway, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Old Silver Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sandwich planning tool.

Traveling by car from Newport to Sandwich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Sandwich, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Sandwich

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Falmouth, Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, Plymouth Rock, Cape Cod Canal
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Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises ©
Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Old Silver Beach ©
Old Silver Beach

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Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
On the 26th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Provincetown day trip planning site.

Getting from Sandwich to Provincetown by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Boston.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Cape Cod National Seashore
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Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum ©
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

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Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
When in Boston, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Gloucester, approximately Gloucester away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, observe the fascinating underwater world at New England Aquarium, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston online travel route builder.

Getting from Provincetown to Boston by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August in Boston, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

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